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I loved You Enough

A Conversation Poem

By Ali SPPublished 25 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
I loved You Enough
Photo by Christopher Beloch on Unsplash

Look at you. What happened to you?

I look at myself every day. I don't need someone to tell me to.

Life has its way of changing people; it has changed you.

People may have a way of changing people. Sometimes it's up to you.

Do you think you haven't changed?

Do you think you're the same?

This isn't about me, it's about you.

So am I not to ask questions, too?

Ah, you find this amusing. I see.

No, we are quick to point fingers when we should look internally.

I see what you're trying to do.

I am not trying to do anything. This is about me and you.

I remember our first date. You were the one who taught me to skate.

I remember it, too. Your father was mad I brought you home late.

What happened to us—being together felt good.

You're forgetting that your parents wouldn't let you marry a man from the hood.

I didn't care what they said, I wanted a life with you.

You did care because you chose to leave when I told you not to.

What did you expect me to do?

To stand up for me, to stay because I told you I loved you.

So why did you come back after all this time?

The same reason you did. I missed home. A part of me missed you, too.

I am sorry I didn't stay.

I understand. Your children are beautiful, by the way.

I thought you'd come after me. I did try to wait.

I loved you enough to know that another man would be a better mate.

I know you didn't want children.

And I knew having them would make you happy.

You made me happy.

I couldn't let you sacrifice that for me.

I had hoped that I would see you again. I am surprised it became a reality.

I had hoped that if I did, I'd let you know I loved you enough to give you up so you could have a family.

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Ali SP

Ali has found a renewed passion for reading and creating. It is now a form of expression for her– another creative outlet which she works to improve upon.

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Comments (24)

  • Karun 16 days ago

    Not so late to congratulate and enjoy such a great delight indeed!

  • Tiffany Gordon 19 days ago

    So Poignant and well-written!!

  • Gloria Penelope19 days ago

    Great job, sad but nice and interesting. Congratulations on top story!

  • Darkos19 days ago

    Beautiful and sad at the same time great poem! Congratulations on the Top story :) !

  • D.K. Shepard20 days ago

    Incredible work! This was such an intense conversation with such powerful lines! Congrats on Top Story!

  • Excellent work, such a realistic and well executed piece about postmortems In relationships

  • Natasha Collazo20 days ago

    Nice work!!

  • angela hepworth20 days ago

    So painful and powerful. Amazing TS!

  • Sher21 days ago

    👏 Amazing. Very profound.

  • shanmuga priya21 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉 on your top story.

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Congrats on top story too! 🤩🥳

  • Aw this brought tears to my eyes, so so relatable 🥰

  • Alyssa Nicole21 days ago

    I love this poem! It is so real and relatable. Congrats on Top Story! 🎉

  • Congrats on TS

  • Ameer Bibi21 days ago

    Really well done job Congratulations on TS

  • Hannah Moore23 days ago

    This really speaks to the complexities of love.

  • Manisha Dhalani23 days ago

    Wow, this one was felt. Great poem.

  • Sometimes, love is doing what's best for the person we love, although it's erasing ourselves from the equation. This was so poignant and emotional. Loved your take on the challenge!

  • Really sweet.

  • Andrea Corwin 25 days ago

    What a conversation! That is love, loving enough to let go so they can fulfill their desires. Nice job!

  • Babs Iverson25 days ago

    Pulls at the heartstrings!!! Loved it!!!♥♥♥

  • Nice perspective about the changes of lives. Liked it Ali.

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